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I am currently looking to purchase a carrot stix rod.  I have heard mixed reviews.  Some have said that they broke which I found out was a production mistake, spined incorrectly.  It was between these or the Shimano although I am not a big fan of the foam handle on the shimano.  Any thoughts?

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I have the 6'9" MH and 6'9" Parabolic in the LTX series. No issues here. Wouldn't trade them for the world. Other than those lame BPS online reviews, I've never heard anything bad out of them.

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i love mine!!! i have 6 of them and wouldn't trade them for anything!

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If you want a Carrot Stix save some money and put your reel on a golf club! That's pretty much what it will feel like on the actual rod.  ;D

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I've got a nice set of Pings   Maybe it'll help my game  B)

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I didnt like the foam on the stix and they were not as light to me as others.

Check the weight on the carrots, they are actually very much in the running for being lighter rods. B)

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According to my measurements, the Carrot Stix LTX is most likely the lightest rod on the market.  That said, I've not weighed a Loomis GLX.  But using the old five-finger measuring method, the LTX is as light (if not lighter) than the GLX.

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I have a 7' MH  spinning LTX and love it. I use it for everything.

Plus customer service for E21 is amazing. Do your self a favor and try to

feel one in your hand at your local store if they have them. My two

friends don't like the grips. I love it though.

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I have fish mine HEAVILY for over a year and still like new....love also they are cork free

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Have had 2 of the baitcasters that I just love and earlier this spring got a spinning/drop shot rod. Love it as well and while I have always been a big fan of cork grips, the grips on the carrot have changed my mind.

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I didnt like the foam on the stix and they were not as light to me as others.

I can't say anything about you not liking the foam since that is all personal preference, but to say they aren't as light as other rods that is just assinine and looking for something negative.  Next time try comparing the same rod and not a XH 7'9" to a 6'6" M.  

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I didnt like the foam on the stix and they were not as light to me as others.

I can't say anything about you not liking the foam since that is all personal preference, but to say they aren't as light as other rods that is just assinine and looking for something negative. Next time try comparing the same rod and not a XH 7'9" to a 6'6" M.

Pinky, it was only his opinion, if you think he got it wrong, that's cool too.  But your retort might have been a little more polite. B)

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Thanks firefighter15, I missed this one.

Pinky,

I know you're new, but this is a "friendly" Forum. I hope

you can be a little less aggressive in future posts. However,

I do agree with you...Comparing rod weights should be apples

and apples, not apples and oranges (pun intended).

-Kent a.k.a. roadwarrior

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If you want a Carrot Stix save some money and put your reel on a golf club! That's pretty much what it will feel like on the actual rod. ;D

I guess you haven't fished with one then. I'm curious to hear your reasoning on this. Are you trying to say they are heavy?

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I didnt like the foam on the stix and they were not as light to me as others.

I can't say anything about you not liking the foam since that is all personal preference, but to say they aren't as light as other rods that is just assinine and looking for something negative. Next time try comparing the same rod and not a XH 7'9" to a 6'6" M.

Pinky, it was only his opinion, if you think he got it wrong, that's cool too. But your retort might have been a little more polite. :)

Hey Pinky try putting a Dobyns Champion Extreme in your hand and then get back to me. B)

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I didnt like the foam on the stix and they were not as light to me as others.

I can't say anything about you not liking the foam since that is all personal preference, but to say they aren't as light as other rods that is just assinine and looking for something negative. Next time try comparing the same rod and not a XH 7'9" to a 6'6" M.

Pinky, it was only his opinion, if you think he got it wrong, that's cool too. But your retort might have been a little more polite. :)

Hey Pinky try putting a Dobyns Champion Extreme in your hand and then get back to me. B)

I don't have to tell what I think I can show what I know.  I don't have a Dobyn's to compare, but I can't imagine I would like it (or any Loomis) any better than my Kistler.   :-X

Not trying to be overly aggressive but I do get a little overexagerated when someone makes a statement off of feeling rather than fact.

First pic  LTX Carrot Stix 6'9" MH

Second pic  Kistler Hellium II LTX 6'9" MH

carrot.jpg

carrot001.jpg

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I didnt like the foam on the stix and they were not as light to me as others.

I can't say anything about you not liking the foam since that is all personal preference, but to say they aren't as light as other rods that is just assinine and looking for something negative. Next time try comparing the same rod and not a XH 7'9" to a 6'6" M.

Pinky, it was only his opinion, if you think he got it wrong, that's cool too. But your retort might have been a little more polite. ;)

Hey Pinky try putting a Dobyns Champion Extreme in your hand and then get back to me. :)

I don't have to tell what I think I can show what I know. I don't have a Dobyn's to compare, but I can't imagine I would like it (or any Loomis) any better than my Kistler. :-X

Not trying to be overly aggressive but I do get a little overexagerated when someone makes a statement off of feeling rather than fact.

First pic  LTX Carrot Stix 6'9" MH

Second pic Kistler Hellium II LTX 6'9" MH

carrot.jpg

carrot001.jpg

Just got a 6'9''MH LTX and man is it a little broomstick, much stiffer than my 6'10''MH gold....I love it...haven't had a chance to break it in properly but this weekend it will definitely be fished...If I get to go...I could handle another one or 12   B)

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If I get to go

Ricky, what do you mean, if?

We are going!

Pinky, those weights are amazing!!!  I NEED a Carrot Stix!  

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If you want a Carrot Stix save some money and put your reel on a golf club! That's pretty much what it will feel like on the actual rod. ;D

I guess you haven't fished with one then. I'm curious to hear your reasoning on this. Are you trying to say they are heavy?

Why would you assume that i haven't fished with one!?! If i commented about it than just maybe i have used one and that is why i said what i said!!!!!!

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How much of the weight difference between the Carrot and Kistler, or any other rod for that matter, is attributable to handle or lack therof for the Carrot Stix?

Just curious to know the comparable weights of the raw blanks for each.

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